JOB OPPORTUNITY – Wild boar specialist
Send covering letter, a full CV, and contact details for two referees. This should be submitted via email. They should mark the application as ‘Wild boar specialist`.
Enetwild is a European network of wildlife professionals capable of providing reliable data on species distribution and abundance of selected host species and their pathogens.
Risk assessment for some pathogens of interest for humans and livestock requires the availability of presence and abundance data on wild species which can represent reservoirs for pathogens. Many European countries and organizations collect spatial data on distribution and abundance of wildlife, but each one has its own specific characteristics with respect to the methodology used, the type of data acquired, the repository implemented and their accessibility.
Through ENETWILD (www.enetwild.com), the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) funds this project to collect comparable data at European level in order to analyze risks of diseases shared between wildlife, livestock and humans; data that are also essential in conservation and wildlife management.
This project attempts to improve the European capacities for monitoring of wildlife population, developing standards for data collection, validation and, finally, create and promote a data repository. The objectives that ENETWILD will develop during next years are specifically focused on wild boar, other wild ungulates and carnivores.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Start Date: As soon as possible
Contract Type: Postdoc position according to University of Castilla-La Mancha (Ciudad Real, Spain)
Net Salary: approx. 2100-euro month
Location: Ciudad Real (Spain), tele job is partially possible, and stays with partners of the consortium if needed
Duration: 8 months year fixed-term contract, and possibility to renew
1. Work with the Project Manager and partners staff to review literature and developing research protocols for designing studies / pilot trials to evaluate:
The impact of reducing the wild boar population densities in relation to transmission of African swine fever virus (ASFV)
The natural ecology and behavior of wild boar to improve effectiveness of wild boar population management
2. Draft the report (first version by end of 2021)
3. Collaborate in organizing a meeting with international experts on wild boar management and policy making, preparing the topics of discussion in advance
4. Work as part of the team to develop and implement work plans, taking into account the tasks of existing specific contracts
5. Lead and coordinate work with specialists on the topic to collate and analyze data on wild boar ecology and management
6. Deliver technical reports
7. Build and maintain key partnerships and relationships with interest groups and partners
8. Maintain regular and effective communications with partners and collaborators
9. Ensure that own work complies with EFSA operating standards, policies and procedures, and with contract and grant requirements
10. Ensure that field operations with collaborators (camera trap surveys) are performed
11. With agreement of the Project Manager and partners, perform any other tasks that may be requested from time to time that are appropriate to your skills and experience.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications, consisting of a covering letter explaining why you are applying for the position and relating your experience and skills to the role, a full CV, and contact details for two referees (who will not be approached without your permission) should be submitted via email to Office Manager via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
An official call will be published by the University of Castilla-La Mancha, which will indicate the closing date for applications and the bureaucratic process to present the application.
Regrettably, due to limited resources and the high number of applications we receive, we are only able to contact short-listed candidates. If you do not hear from us, please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.